Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:37

Mike Anderson Visits ASA-OH for ‘Learn to Research, Research to Learn’ Training

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On Oct. 19 and 20, Collision Advice’s Mike Anderson taught ASA-OH members how to pull repair procedures directly from the source---the OEM---in his “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” workshop.


The workshop was held at Ohio Auto Kolor in Columbus, OH.


According to ASA-OH Executive Director Matt Dougher, “Our members always enjoy having Mike Anderson as a speaker/instructor. The attendees all took something away from the workshop that will help them repair their customers’ cars more efficiently and effectively. Mike Anderson always exceeds expectations. All performance evaluations came back excellent.”


Anderson covered how to use OEM repair procedures’ websites to quickly and efficiently locate proper repair procedures and demonstrated on a number of OEM websites. He also emphasized the importance of repairing vehicles to OEM specifications. The workshop also featured a legal review of the Williams v. Sharron Woods Collision Center lawsuit. The review was delivered by David Miller of Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koeing Co, LPA, who explained the facts of the case and why the shop lost to help attendees understand how to avoid these types of lawsuits.


The purpose of the meeting was “to assist members with becoming more familiar with OE repair procedures’ websites and how to use them more efficiently and effectively,” Dougher noted. “ASA-OH’s main focus is to provide our members with the latest industry information that will assist them with becoming better repairers and putting customers back on the road in a safe vehicle.”


ASA-OH will be hosting a workshop on “Maximizing Paint Booth Throughput,” taught by Jason Garfoot, senior technical advisor at Global Finishing Solutions, on Jan. 18 at Indiana Wesleyan University in West Chester Township. A second workshop will be held on Jan. 19 at the Ohio Auto Kolor in Columbus. Registration costs $39 for association members and $75 for non-members.


Since the “Optimize Performance Through Repair Planning (Blueprinting) Workshop” planned for September had to be postponed because of a hurricane, ASA-OH will be hosting Robb Powers of PPG Industries on Feb. 6 for this educational seminar. Attendance costs $45 for members and $90 for non-members.


For more information about ASA-OH and its events, visit asaohio.org.

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